Here We Go…At Long Last, Menaye Donkor Officially Addresses Her Unfortunate ‘Light Skin Girls Rule’ Comment…RESOLVED?

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Menaye Donkor

As I stated in my video below, Menaye Donkor might have not meant harm and probably did not know her recent comment on a photo which Emmanuel Frimpong posted of himself and girlfriend, Renee Lee Harriott was going to attract such a huge attention…

I am sure after sitting her ‘butt’ down and probably watching my video (let me take a bit of credit here), she has taken time to reflect and officially write something down to address the unfortunate comment, just as I stated should be done by celebrities in my video…

This is what Menaye Donkor posted on her official website;

I hope you all had a great week!!! I travelled to London at the end of last week and I spent some precious time over the weekend catching up with good friends in one of my favorite cities and of course visiting some amazing restaurants.

It was back to business on Monday with back to back meetings at the beautiful Arts Club discussing business plans for the year ahead and making some very important decisions! Then straight back to the board room on Tuesday with some exciting meetings with some of the people I am hoping to work with in the next year.

I am now back in Milan and had a lovely date night with my hubby last night to keep our #sexymarriage happy!! It’s so important when we spend so much time apart, so whenever we are together we make sure its quality time, enjoying each other’s company and just catching up!

I would like to also take the time to address an issue that arose and has been circulating in thesocial media. I usually tend to ignore a lot that is said about me but its time I opened up to clear the air. All that has been said this week was blown out of proportion and there was no need for all that hoopla. I personally have been subjected to racism in the past because of the colour of my skin but that hasn’t changed who I am. I am confident enough to not allow that justify who I am. I can therefore state categorically, with no hesitation, that I do not, in any circumstances, condone being judged for anything other than the person you are inside, rather than how you look on the outside. I have never and will never make racial remarks as people are claiming and stating that “Menaye Donkor thinks light skinned is better than black!” First of all, there are different shades of black, and light skinned happens to be one of them. Secondly, I am an African woman who appreciates her race and I also very much celebrate my color because it’s who I am. It doesn’t matter the melanin in one’s skin… Black is Black! It is therefore important that we read more carefully into situations or what is said before we attack people.

On that note, keep appreciating your loved ones and make sure you do something extra nice this valentines day! Happy new month…Remember to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to meet the real Menaye!

I am glad some celebrities are ready to listen and make amends when things get taken out of context…Do you agree with what she said in her statement?

An apology for what she said (either she had malicious intent or not) would have made her statement a perfect one for me…You do not have to be at the wrong side to say sorry…You can even say it when people misunderstand you ( I am sorry if I offended you does not mean I am wrong or wanted to offend you)!

Whatever it is, this statement is far better than her follow up comment which made things worse…I mean the one Deborah Vanessa jumped unto it.

Watch the video below

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INKAjWGNvOA



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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Adukus Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: [email protected]

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  1. I THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE SIMPLY SAID THAT IF WHAT SHE SAID UPSET ANYONE, THEN SHE IS SORRY. THAT DOESN’T MEAN SHE IS WRONG, IT SIMPLY MEANS THAT SHE DIDN’T MEAN TO OFFEND ANYONE OR THAT HER STATEMENT WAS MISCONSTRUED. I HOPE SHE DOESN’T THINK SHE IS TOO BIG TO RENDER AN APOLOGY TO HER FANS. WELL, I AM GLAD I DON’T FAVOR ANY OF THESE SO-CALLED CELEBRITIES. MOST OF THEM FEEL TOO BIG IN THEIR SHOES ANYWAY!

    1. @Yaa, well i read a word like ” blown out of proportion, 2. i have never and will never make any racial statement” this should explain it all period!!
      Plus in our world, you do not only have to say directly that one is a fool before you noticed that you have actually insulted person!!
      The Akwapems’ have a saying – Please I beg you, You are an Animal lol.. no offense.
      So my dear Yaa , Let us all let sleeping Dogs lay their humble heads down. She managed to address it, after all that is a good vitue.

  2. matcheeeeeeeeew. black is black  menaye, is therefore important for us to think very well before we  write or speaks in public.black people are fighting hard so dat we all can love ourselves and be proud of any shade of colour we are. 50% of dark skinned hates their selves so do 50% of light skinned hate their selves. too much of insecure people are every where. we fighting against it so dat everybody will see the beauty of their colour. u called it mentally slaved  when people was telling u their mind. trust me we are over it menaye . nobody gives a damn about what u think. black is black , caramel, chocolate, mocca we are all beautifull.#iamjustsaying#

  3. I said it before & I will say it again- I don’t see anything wrong with what she said. There are several types of beauty, fat, slim, short, dark, light, whatever. The fact that someone appreciates one type doesn’t mean he/ she’s putting down the other part. On the internet, you’ll find tumblers like skinny girls rock/ rule, thick girls rule, dark-skinned girls are beautiful m& light-skinned girls are lovely. None of that matters & if you’re confident in who you are, you won’t be bothered either. Thank you.

    1. @Afia, !!!!!! took the words right out of my mouth, Ghanaians just like to rap and make a issue out of nothing, I’m sure some people have been waiting for her to slip up just to slander and basically bash her but I would also advice Menaye to just move on from this issue and focus on her life cuz these all talk Ghanaians are not gonna shut up and they will keep talking but when they see you in person, they can’t do shit,lol but yea, this issue is just petty, people need to get over it

  4. Being black just tells us how precious we are. All we have to do is accept who we truly are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Meneye or wat eva u call urself……..keep ur apology to urself………..nd to u Chris if u luv her tel her to leav her man nd com for u…………U always condemn nd insult Yvonne Nelson on dis sam website so wher y r u defendin Meneye nw……………..mtcheeeeeeeeeee

  6. wow! black people can be so racist! and this is found mostly in the light skinned shade! well she said she was (and obviously still is) subjected to racism! that explains it!!

    and by the way, why did she get married to a darkskinned shade then? money, huh?? ugh!! foolish girl. think before you open your big mouth!

    words, good or bad, when spoken can never be taken back!

  7. Then why did she say that in the first place and what did she mean by that? We are,all africans with different shades of color, one shade isnt better than the other, at the end of the day blacks girls everywhere rock or rule, i hope she watched Bey’s half time show at the superbowl, after the show she posted a letter on her tumblr, congratulating african american women, not light skinned women, be smart the next time you open your mouth.

  8. Aren’t Menaye Donkor and Deborah Vanessa of half Black and half White background? This is the problem with Africans, we still feed into the 1 drop rule put in place by the slave traders. For those who do not know the 1 drop rule, go and read about it. Menaye looks like a mixed race to me, I don’t know for sure hence I can’t categorically say it. If indeed she is of mixed race background, then she should be very careful of her words. If your white backgrounds were so loving they would have allowed you to call yourself a white girl, but since they do not want anything mixed with their genes, they pushed your arse to the overly loving Black side. Where we accept anything and give them the pass to utter anything they want to say. Menaye should feel privileged to be able to call herself a Black girl, because if Blacks aren’t so liberal when it comes to racial background of people, she would have been caught inbetween with no where to associate herself. Whites do not accept mixed race people to call themselves Whites, why do Blacks allow it yet those same people do appreciate that gesture? Willie Lynch Letter again.

  9. When people dislike u nothing u do or say will please them @ bella so hard miss…. some people from volta n northern region r lightskinned… n igbos of niaja n other africa countries r lightskinned n they r Africans… Ghanaians need to stop hating,nigerians support their people no matter what which is why they go far in life…not to say we should allow who eva say whateva…insulting her is not the way to handle things..just advise..